India

230 kg Ganja seized in Bengal, two arrested


Kolkata, Aug 25: The city unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday seized 230 kgs of ganja from a vehicle in West Bengal's Alipurduar district and arrested two residents of Assam in this connection, a senior NCB official said.The seizure was made from Alipurduar district's Madarihat area during a joint operation by the...

Karnataka seeks Rs 2,000 cr aid from Centre for flood victims


Bengaluru, Aug 25: Karnataka on Friday sought Rs 2,000 crore interim relief from the central government for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims in the southern state's Kodagu district.I appeal to you to release an interim relief of Rs 2,000 crore to enable the state government rehabilitate Kodagu's flood-hit victims, said state Chief Minister...

China hopes to improve ties with Australia under new leadership


Beijing, Aug 25: China said it hopes to work with the new Australian government to get bilateral ties back on track, authorities said on Saturday.Scott Morrison was sworn in as new Liberal Party leader and Prime Minister of Australia on Friday after an internal ballot and days of chaos leading to the ouster of...

Sunny Saturday morning, possibility of drizzle


New Delhi, Aug 25: It was a sunny Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 27 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the Met Office said. It also forecast light rains and thundershower during the day.There will be generally cloudy sky with the possibility of light rain...

Netanyahu seeks support from Baltic leaders in ties with EU


Vilnius, Aug 25: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has discussed with Lithuanian and other Baltic states' leaders security, business and science cooperation, and asked for diplomatic support in Israeli's relations with the European Union (EU).During his visit to Lithuania, Netanyahu attended a quadrilateral meeting with the prime ministers of the three Baltic states, Lithuania,...

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to landslides


Jammu, Aug 25: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed for traffic on Saturday due to landslides, police said.The landslides hit the highway in Ramsu area of Ramban district. Clearing operations have begun. Scores of vehicles are currently stranded, officials said. The highway is the lifeline of supplies for the landlocked Kashmir Valley. This is also the route...

Kerala government’s glaring omission led to flood tragedy: Ex-CM


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25: Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that the tragedy caused due to heavy rains and floods in the state was due to the present state government's glaring omission of not being able to foresee things.Chandy told IANS that even though this was not the time to politicise the tragedy, he...

Sushma has no job, spends time on people’s visas: Rahul


London, Aug 25: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said there is a monopoly of the PMO on the External Affairs Ministry and that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has no job except spending a lot of time working on people's visas.Speaking at an event in London...

Army to build two bridges to facilitate pilgrims’ return to Sabarimala


Sabarimala (Kerala), Aug 24: The Indian Army is set to build two bailey bridges near the Sabarimala temple to facilitate the pilgrims' return to the temple town, the authorities said on Friday.The the overflowing Pamba river and the closure of two major bridges forced the authorities to close the Sabarimala temple since August 13. Speaking...